Holds up to 300 pounds. Works for tall people. Includes a front bar for safety. Best for trees that have a straight trunk without branches in the way. Aluminum frame makes it lightweight. Easy to use and comfortable. Full back on the chair. Padded armrests.
While this frame is considerably lighter than a steel-framed stand, it still weighs about 20 lbs.
Mesh seat is comfortable for long periods of sitting. Relatively lightweight for a ladder tree stand. 16' high shooting bar. Easy to climb into.
It's heavy, not really movable during a hunt. You would need to set it and leave it.
Very lightweight. Only 11 lbs. Adjustable seat allows you to easily level your platform both up and down or left and right. Good for public land where you cannot cut branches. Can hold 350 lbs.
The seat does not have a back and is not generally as comfortable as some others on the market.
Solid platform. Seat folds up quickly if you need to take a standing shot. Holds up to 300 lbs. Lightweight for its size. Decent size on the platform. Easy to hang. Adjustable for trees that are not completely straight.
This model is not a climber.
Mesh seat is comfortable for sitting. Includes a front bar. Will work on trees up to about 20" diameter. Very stable in the tree. Climber model, makes it easy to put up. Multiple positions on the footrest and shooting rail allows you to adjust it for your height and comfort.
This stand is heavier than others at about 29 lbs. The straps could be better.
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A hunting tree stand allows a hunter to have a comfortable and safe perch above the forest floor while waiting for wildlife. It is helpful for them to have a standing platform as well as a seat. The seat could be a simple flat perch, or something more comfortable with a back and arm rests. Consider is how far you will need to carry your stand. Some hunting tree stands are fairly lightweight and ideal for backpacking into remote areas or public lands. Others can easily weight 20 to 30 pounds, and will need more early set up. Stands without a ladder are more portable, but you will also require you to have and alternative way to climb into the tree. A “climber” tree stand is designed to allow you to hoist yourself and the stand into the tree without the aid of any other grips. Other stands will require a separate set of grips to allow you to climb into the tree.
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